Boomkat Product Review:
Sweetly trippy, latinate burners from People Plus, gently rousing Mood Hut from their slumber since 2018 (or 2017 if you count Local Artist’s outing as a dream)
Following the woozy, earthy, electronic lines of their ‘Olympus Mons’ EP debut for Anthony Naples Incense in 2018, C.Z. Wang and Joli B’s People Plus operate at similarly low-key, heavy-lidded level across ‘Third Space’, but now with a more layered and subtly winking appeal to their sound.
Their title track sets the scene with a neatly shuffling rug-cutter set off by Kenzo Niwa’s fruity synth licks, where ‘Ascension’ follows, oozing with classic latin jazz-fusion vibes. On the B-side, ‘Jungle Room’ sets out into more spacey zones with lush, arcing synth harmonies helmed by acid jazz groove, and ‘O.S.C.1’ sides off into library-like exotic grooves.